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e are delighted to welcome you on board your flight today and thank you for choosing Citywing. As it is the time of the year for thinking about what to do for holidaying or short breaks, I thought i would just throw you all a few ideas around our destinations. Belfast, the city has a wealth of culture, historic landmark buildings, the Titanic quarter and fantastic shopping and can also be a gateway to visit the east coast. There is some excellent scenery all the way up the causeway coastal route to the Giant’s Causeway and this route is now recognised as one of the World’s Great Road Journeys. Back in Belfast there is excellent shopping and in the evenings there may be the possibility to see top performers at the Odyssey Arena. In Blackpool, we all know of the illuminations, the Tower and the Pleasure Beach but it is also the gateway to the Lake District and the north west. there are also some world-class golfing venues in the area, the famous Lytham St Anne’s being one of them. We think there is something for everyone in the region, which is why it is one of the countries top tourist destinations. Gloucestershire airport, apart from being a short drive away from Cheltenham and Gloucester, is very close to the M5 opening up a tremendous choice of great cities to visit including Bath and Bristol. It is also less than an hour’s drive away from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford upon Avon, as well as Warwick Castle, a must visit attraction if you have not been there before. We went to Stratford last year and my wife liked it so much we are going back there again this year!

The Isle of Man, for those who have never been before, is full of unexpected treats. The local communities are very friendly and welcoming and there are numerous excellent Manx National Heritage sites to visit as well as unspoilt countryside and coastal scenery. If you want something different, look out for the Ghost Tours, which are a thoroughly entertaining way to spend an evening. Of course there are several world-class motor racing events on the calendar so these are a great reason to visit the Island too.

feedback. We will always listen to your views whether positive or negative, it is good to praise people for delivering excellent service but it is also important to rectify any issues that may arise. As an example, we have had complaints about the background noise on the ‘”silent” movies and hopefully this has now been addressed; this was from direct feedback from you, the passenger. If you liked the service you receive we would also be grateful if you’d tell us, or more importantly, please tell your friends to come visit with us.

Jersey, another beautiful Island with a variety of things to do. It has had a fascinating history and this can be found in the local attractions. Jersey can also be used as a base for those wishing to look at some of the other Channel Islands. There are also a variety of activities to be had, which cater for all different tastes.

We hope to welcome you aboard again in the not too distant future.

Newcastle, a vibrant city with plenty to offer, there is too much to mention but there is something for everyone including brilliant shopping and top entertainment in a city that’s always buzzing. it is also a good gateway to Northumberland, which is a complete contrast to the city with its beautiful and unspoilt countryside. May I take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Citywing and hope that you have found the service met your expectations? We aim for excellence throughout the whole process, from the new website, check in, flight experience and afterwards whether it be just collecting baggage and departing the airport, to dealing with a member of the Citywing team. We are continually looking at improving the service so we would ask you to fill in the questionnaire in the seat pocket if you have time to give us

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Citywing Offers Anglesey Flights For iom tt 2013.. Citywing are delighted to announce that they are running flights to and from Anglesey during TT 2013, giving Isle of Man residents the chance to take a short break to North Wales and enabling North Wales TT fans to visit the Island and experience the races for themselves.

There will be three flights from June 3rd at prices starting from just £39 including all taxes and charges, with no debit card fees.

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Managing Director of Citywing, David Buck said: ‘We’re very pleased to be able to offer these flights for TT 2013, which will make it a lot easier for people in North Wales to visit the Isle of Man at this exciting time of year. It is also a great opportunity for Island residents to visit Anglesey and explore the beautiful landscapes and attractions of North Wales. ‘As of last year, an arrangement between Cadw – the Welsh Government’s historic environment service – and Friends of Manx National Heritage was agreed, which means members can now access sites in both countries and will hopefully encourage more people to explore the two Islands throughout the year. ‘Past flights between Anglesey and the Isle of Man have always proved incredibly popular, so offering this route at this time of year is a great step forward for the Island and its tourism industry.’ Citywing has fares starting from as low as £19.95, including all taxes and charges, all year round. Visit our website www.citywing.com for full information and to keep up to date with our latest news.

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North Wales is literally bursting with attractions and activities for all ages. You will find there just aren‘t enough hours in the day to fit in all the things to do, so why not stay a few days longer?

For the active visitor there‘s a range of water sports, mountain activities and much more. If you prefer a more relaxed pace then visit one of many castles – Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Conwy are some of the most popular. Or sit back and relax on one of our scenic railways – Ffestiniog, the Welsh Highland Railway or even the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

You can potter around charming towns and villages, explore the rugged coastline, feel soft sand between your toes, or have some family fun at the many events taking place all year round. Wales has plenty to offer family and heritage attractions, indoor and outdoor activities, shopping and an extensive programme of events. Check this link for more info.

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Citywing names Crossroads Care as 2013 Nominated Charity.

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”We appreciate that our customers are busy and sometimes require that extra bit of flexibility to get them home earlier.”

Citywing offers Free Early Arrival Transfers.

left to right: David Buck and Judith Musgrave (Citywing) with Jackie Betteridge and Alex Wilson (Crossroads).

Citywing are delighted to announce that they have chosen Crossroads Care as their nominated charity for 2013. The local charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Citywing has provided them with 25 return Business Select tickets to use for fundraising during the year on their routes from the Island to Blackpool, Belfast, Gloucester (M5) and Newcastle. Managing Director, David Buck said: “We are very pleased to name Crossroads Care as our chosen charity for 2013 and to be able to support them in a number of ways throughout the year. This is a very dedicated and worthwhile local charity, and one that we are honoured to work alongside to raise money for, and awareness of, the life-changing services they provide. In addition to the free tickets we’ll also be calling on our partners for help with some fund raising favourites including the famous sponsored plane pull event“.

Alex Wilson, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Crossroads Care, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Citywing as their nominated charity for 2013. As well as helping us to mark the occasion of our 25th anniversary by giving us 25 return Business Select tickets, Citywing are also showing Crossroads’ short in-flight film about carers on their Belfast, Blackpool, Newcastle and Gloucester(M5) routes, to help identify carers. ‘Funds raised help to provide those caring for a loved one with an illness or disability with a meaningful break, whilst those they care for enjoy activities, learn life skills and receive support to enter voluntary or paid employment. “‘Crossroads‘ services, including Care at Home, Young Carers, Derby House Nursery and Crossroads Community Venture Scheme, are increasingly relied upon and this year we aim to provide more care hours to more people in our community. Citywing’s support will go some way in enabling us to do this.”

If your meeting finishes earlier than expected, and you arrive early at the airport for your return flight only, you may transfer to an earlier flight on the same day as the flight booked without further charge, if it won‘t cause a delay to its departure. You must have already made an outbound flight with us and be returning from the original destination to the original point of departure. On arrival at the airport, please see our representative to find out if it will be possible to transfer. You must also observe the check-in times for the earlier flight!

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David Buck says “We appreciate that our customers are busy people, and sometimes require that extra bit of flexibility to get them home earlier. Our Early Arrival Transfers enable passengers who are on their return flight to hop on the earlier flight if there‘s space, without any extra charge“

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Flights between the Isle of Man, Oxford and Leeds Bradford will be operating during TT. Please check www.citywing.com for details.

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All hands on deck. The Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2013 will be taking place in the city’s Historic Docks from Friday 24th – Monday 27th May 2013. This award-winning, bi-annual event, which is organised by Marketing Gloucester on behalf of Gloucester City Council and in partnership with Gloucester Quays, has firmly established itself as a leading festival in the south west.

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Location: Gloucester

In 2011, the Tall Ships Fesitival attracted over 80,000 visitors.

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his year’s event will see a flotilla of sailing vessels make a grand entrance into the UK’s most inland port via the Gloucester Sharpness Canal on Friday 24th May at around 12 noon. Ships confirmed for the Festival include the magnificent brigantine, Phoenix, with its square rigged foremast; the Amazon, which took part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant last year; the Ruth, a gaffrigged sailing ship, The Matthew and the traditional rigged French ship, La Belle Angèle. The Gloucester Tall Ships Festival is FREE to attend and appeals to visitors of all ages. Those wishing to take a closer look at the vessels will be able to purchase a wristband for £5 on the Saturday and Sunday which will enable access onto all the tall ships plus it will provide free admission into the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and the Gloucester Waterways Museum. There will be plenty to see and do at the Festival besides the spectacular ships: ”It’s wonderful to see living history characters, this flagship event for marauding pirates, live Gloucester go from music, arts, crafts and strength to strength.” food stalls and lots more.

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The inaugural Gloucester Tall Ships Festival was organised by Gloucester City Council and Gloucester Heritage URC in 2007 to lift the spirits of local residents following the devastating floods which hit the city and the county. The event went on to win several awards including Silver in South West Tourism’s best event category, enhancing its reputation and attracting more and more visitors to the 2009 and 2011 festivals. Commenting on the forthcoming Tall Ships Festival 2013, Chris Oldershaw, Chief Executive of Marketing Gloucester, said, “To see the magnificent tall ships moored in the city’s Historic Docks is a spectacular sight to behold and explains why the Tall Ships Festival has firmly established itself as a must-see event in the south west.” Chairman of Marketing Gloucester and Leader of Gloucester City Council, Paul James, comments, ”The Tall Ships Festival is a superb family event and a marvellous celebration of Gloucester’s maritime heritage. It’s wonderful to see this flagship event for Gloucester go from strength to strength.”

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The Blackpool Resort Pass is a new ticket designed to bring you the best of Blackpool in one easy pass at great value for money. Whether you are staying in resort for a short break or a longer holiday there is a pass for you!

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he launch of an exciting money saving Resort Pass and a packed events calendar awaits visitors to Blackpool this year. While many holiday resorts wait for the arrival of the summer sun before launching their season, Blackpool opens its arms to visitors throughout the year. So if you’re looking for entertainment and excitement, the UK’s favourite seaside resort is the perfect place to visit NOW!

All passes enable you to add on exclusive discounted 3-day and 7-day saver tickets for Blackpool Transport’s bus and tram services. The Original Resort Pass is priced at £52.50 per person representing a saving of £40, while the resort Pass+ is £77.50 representing a saving of more than £55 per person. Passes are valid for seven days and give users one visit to each attraction.

Natalie Wyatt, Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “It is our responsibility to help make New for 2013 is the Blackpool everyone’s stay in Blackpool an Resort Pass - It’s just the ticket - enjoyable and value for money giving visitors unbridled fun and holiday and the Blackpool Resort fantastic value for money. Pass is the perfect tool for that.

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Resort Pass+

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The Blackpool Resort Pass is the first of its kind to be operated in the UK and to ensure your Blackpool holiday is tailor-made to your liking it offers a variety of options:

The Original Resort Pass - Access to SIX attractions – Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Nickelodeon Land, The Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Experience, The Blackpool Tower And if it’s events you are searching Dungeon, SEA LIFE Blackpool and for, then look no further. Blackpool Madame Tussauds. boasts hundreds of events throughout the year. Each month Resort Pass+ - Access to NINE the resort offers something for attractions – Includes those in the everyone with activities ranging Original Resort Pass plus Blackpool from a food festival and sporting Zoo, Sandcastle Waterpark and events to international dance Blackpool Model Village and festivals and West-End shows. Gardens. There is also the option to purchase The Original Resort Pass and enhance your Blackpool experience by adding extra attractions.

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“Blackpool is the only destination in the UK to offer such an incentive for its visitors. We recognise that people spend their hard earned money when they visit Blackpool so we want them to enjoy the best value for money possible. The Blackpool Resort Pass really is just the ticket!”

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it’s difficult to select just a few but highlights in Blackpool for 2013 include: Opening May | Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-Matic The great British icons will be the centrepiece of the new Thrill-OMatic family ride. Come along and ride the world’s first Wallace & Gromit themed ride at Blackpool pleasure Beach. 8 & 9 June | Blackpool Pride Celebrating diversity in the community, 2013 will see Blackpool Pride move to an indoor location offering a variety of entertainment. 14 – 16 June | Sand, Sea and Spray Blackpool’s widely acclaimed urban street art festival when artists pop up around the resort to create lasting pieces of public art. 24-30 June | Blackpool Armed Forces’ Week We salute the brave men and women who have fought for this country and who continue to do so today. It is only fitting that we host a week of events to celebrate the British Armed Forces rather than just a day like other parts of the country. 26-28 July | Comedy Carpet Live Live comedy descends on Blackpool when world class comedians will celebrate the resort’s rich entertainment history.


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11 & 12 August | Blackpool Air Show Watch classic and modern aircraft take to the skies, gasp at spectacular wing walkers and admire some beautiful flying machines from the past and present – a great day out for all the family.

Blackpool is also the perfect destination to set a leisurely pace too. Enjoy a romantic stroll around beautiful, recently restored Stanley Park, or sample a heritage tour around one of Blackpool’s many iconic and beautiful Victorian buildings.

30 August | Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Ceremony The annual Switch-On ceremony is one of the biggest and brightest nights of the year and for 2013 the display will be extended by a further week with The Lights shining for 73 nights until 10 November.

Want more to whet your appetite? Blackpool has it all – from some top-notch fish and chips to a plethora of Quality Assured restaurants. Then drink in the views, whether it’s a dramatic seascape, unrivalled sands or the nearby Lancashire hills.

6, 13, 20, 27 September | World Fireworks Championships. Witness jaw dropping displays as master blasters from across the globe create magnificent pyrotechnic displays in the skies above Blackpool. ”We recognise that people spend their hard earned money when they visit Blackpool so we want them to enjoy the best value for money possible. The Blackpool Resort Pass really is just the ticket!“

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Blackpool is just a short flight away and quite simply has it all. For more details on all these events go to www.visitblackpool.com For more information on the Resort Pass go to www.blackpoolresortpass.com or call 01253 478222 Book your Blackpool accommodation at www.visitblackpool.com

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Titanic Belfast. Something you should really sea. “It‘s really quite phenomenal. It‘s a magnificent, dramatic building.“ James Cameron - Director

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Titanic Belfast will celebrate its first birthday on March 31, reflecting on a momentous opening year in which the World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience welcomed more than 700,000 visitors from over 128 countries.

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hink ‘Titanic‘, and a host of associations synonymous with the ill-fated ship spring to mind: tragedy, luxury, man‘s reckless pride, gaping class divides and, oddly, romance, thanks to one box-office breaking film.

After 100 years, the RMS Titanic continues to fascinate millions around the globe. The sinking of the luxury ocean liner on April 15th 1912, along with 1,514 of its passengers and crew, shook the world, catching the imagination of writers ever since with countless books and films on the subject. Titanic Belfast Museum opened last year and has been pulling in thousands of tourists since. The museum aims to impress with grandeur on a similar scale to the ill-fated ship – the building’s architecture is quite a statement as you can see opposite and below.

The Belfast Titanic Museum is not just about the loss of life, it is also a celebration of the achievements of the former designers and ship builders of Belfast. Pools of water shimmer at the base of the building next to a bold steel cutout Titanic sign. The central atrium through the entrance reveal a light and airy open plan void with more textured walls, dark and rusty in colour, juxtaposing sharply with the clean glass elevators. Many striking designs do not age well, like the grey concrete creations of the 1970s, but the Titanic Belfast Museum could easily still look fresh for the 200-year Titanic anniversary.

The exhibition starts with Belfast‘s roots as an industrial centre of the 1800s, when it was famed as the linen capital of the world, producing huge amounts, from the flax plant, right up to bed sheets for export. The city was so thriving, that its population was bigger than Belfast’s present day number. Setting the scene, superimposed life-size silhouettes are projected on to the walls, so you share the streets with the Victorian Belfast residents as they busy themselves with daily life: walking, talking, shopping, children running and playing – you’re immediately immersed in the era, before the Titanic looms into view.

Walking from room to room, you are introduced to the men who dreamt up the most luxurious ship of her time - the designers - their names, faces, backgrounds, wages, and eyewitness accounts of what they were like as managers. The pride that must have buzzed in Belfast’s ship-building docks during the Titanic’s construction appears to have lasted a century present in the museum’s care and attention in creating an exhibition that offers technical design detail, but never overwhelming the user, simply awe-inspiring at each step.

Engaging Multi-media experiences are throughout: touch-screen animations guide you through the ship‘s construction in bitesized explanations, an immersive surround animation gives you a virtual tour through the decks of the ship, and screens beneath your

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feet take you on an underwater journey to the decaying remains in the Atlantic depths. It‘s stunning.

There are of course physical exhibits to view – recreations of a lifeboat and of the first, second and third class cabins. Surprisingly, there are no actual surviving objects from the Titanic on proud display – perhaps the curators could not justify the huge prices that the rare items fetch, for example, a Titanic menu recently made six-figures at auction. Whatever the reason, the experience is not diminished. Throughout the museum, there is deep respect for the hundreds who lost their lives - the exhibition ends with description of how the bodies were recovered, where they were buried, what White Star‘s actions were after the disaster, how relatives of the deceased reacted back home, and the many stories of the survivors.

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Many have laid claim to the ship‘s famous history - Southampton and Queenstown (known as Cobh) were her last stops before setting off on her doomed maiden voyage, New York was her destination and Halifax was where some of the deceased were laid to rest - but Belfast deserves international acknowledgement for creating the world’s most famous ship. To learn more and book tickets for this incredible experience, visit:

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favourite of those in search of world-class culture, entertainment and sport, fantastic shopping and fine cuisine, NewcastleGateshead offers all of this and more, served against a vibrant backdrop of stunning architecture and bustling city life.

Famous for its iconic structures, the destination is home to Anthony Gormley’s renowned Angel of the North, as well as the famous Tyne Bridge and the world’s first tilting bridge, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, two of seven that span the waters of the River Tyne, uniting the ‘twin cities’ of Newcastle and gateshead.

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utterly classy cinema housed in an authentic art deco building, it is the last surviving newsreel theatre still operating in the UK. For fashionistas and shopaholics, NewcastleGateshead is home to two of the largest shopping centres in the UK, as well as a high street littered with independent and vintage stores. Both Eldon Square and Metrocentre offer top international brands including

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A must for art lovers, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is situated on the striking quayside and was the first non-Tate venue outside of London to host the prestigious Turner Prize. Those interested in taking in some live music are spoilt for choice with The Sage Gateshead, the stunning Norman Foster creation that houses two main stages of acoustic excellence and is renowned for attracting a diverse range of artists from classical orchestras to modern folk acts.

flagship Fenwick alongside John Lewis, Apple and Debenhams to name just a few, while the Grainger Town and High Bridge areas of the city centre boast smaller, independent boutiques offering the most exclusive names on the high street as well as vintage and handmade bargains.

For drama enthusiasts, Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is the regional home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, and stages performances to suit all tastes from West End productions to independent drama, whilst city centre situated Northern Stage is considered one of the UK‘s top producing theatres. The historic Tyneside Cinema will wow film buffs - a small, independent and

For the more active traveller, the quayside-based Cycle Hub provides the opportunity to explore the famous Coast-to-Coast route on two wheels - even offering transfers for those who only wish to cycle part of the way - while sports enthusiasts are encouraged to take in a football match or enjoy a tour of St. James Park, home to Newcastle United. Priding itself

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on fine locally-produced cuisine, NewcastleGateshead’s culinary offer is sure to impress palates of every taste. The wide range of cafés, bars and even Michelinrecommended restaurants offer everything from light snacks to five course wine-matched meals, and are headed up by some of the UK’s most highly regarded chefs including Marco Pierre White and Terry Laybourne. NewcastleGateshead’s year round festivals and events programme means there’s always something unique and special to see and do. For music lovers, Evolution Festival (26 & 27 May 2013) sees The Vaccines, Paloma Faith, Jake Bugg and a host of others kick start the UK music festival season; the champions of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be competing at Gateshead International Stadium in the European Athletics Team Championships (22 & 23 June) and August sees the welcome return of EAT! NewcastleGateshead (24 August – 7 September), two weeks of fun and inventive food events including Cake City, which will see a scale model of NewcastleGateshead made out of cake. For those looking to head further afield, NewcastleGateshead is also an ideal base from which to explore the wider North East, with hugely popular attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle and Garden, Sunderland’s National Glass Centre and the historic market town of Durham only a short coach ride away.


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NewcastleGateshead’s year round festivals and events programme means there’s always something unique and special to see and do.

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Evolution Festival 26 & 27 May 2013 Quayside - Gateshead

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So why NewcastleGateshead? www.newcastlegateshead.com

You may wonder why the destination is described as NewcastleGateshead.... Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank of the River Tyne) have been transformed into a single cultural and cosmopolitan visitor destination: NewcastleGateshead (think Buda Pest). The two places are closely linked - by seven bridges across the river – and visitor attractions and events can be found on both sides.

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Fan Zone Tickets and VIP hospitality packages for the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy are on sale via the official event website at www.iomtt.com and TT Travel Partner, Regency Travel. Tickets for the Glencrutchery Road Grandstand went on sale during the 2012 event and have already sold out on all four race-days but tickets are available for the official Fan Zones‘ at the Creg Ny Baa, Crosby Jump and Ballacrye - each offering unrivalled views with Grandstand style seating.

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Priced at £5 for final qualifying and £20 for the four race days, the Fan Zones are equipped with catering, dedicated parking, public conveniences and free WiFi allowing fans to follow the live race timing data and live Manx Radio TT365 commentary. This year also sees the introduction of a new ‘viewing platform‘ at the spectacular Rhencullen priced at £5 for the final qualifying session and £10 for the four race days. The official TT VIP hospitality packages have also been launched; offering complimentary bar plus breakfast and a gourmet buffet lunch. The package also gives guests reserved grandstand seating; easy access to the TT paddock, complimentary official TT merchandise, ear piece radio, official TT programme and race guide, dedicated wi-Fi access, priority parking plus exclusive appearances by leading riders

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and special celebrity guests. Places can be purchased on an individual basis or complete tables of eight at £260 + VAT per person. The Platinum TT VIP hospitality package promises to take you deeper into the famous races than ever before, with exclusive ‘access all areas’ passes allowing the holder into places such as the start line, winners’ enclosure and post race press conferences. Ticket holders will experience a much-coveted closed-roads lap of the TT Course in the official course car while your table in the VIP Hospitality Suite will be hosted by a TT legend. Places can be purchased on an individual basis or complete tables of eight at £1000 + VAT per person. this year tt Vip hospitality guests will be housed in a luxurious new, state of the art, 500 seat, F1-style facility situated in Nobles Park, adjacent to the TT Paddock and overlooking the legendary TT start and finish area. This year sees the introduction of two new VIP experience packages in the TT VIP Club. ’The TT Preview Night’ hosted by World Superbike legend Neil Hodgson, the evening features a buffet style evening meal and seat in the Grandstand for the qualifying climax ahead of the first race day. The evening will be rounded off by an exclusive post qualifying press conference featuring the three fastest qualifiers ahead of the Superbike Race, taking place in the VIP Club.

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The Isle of Man TT - A global marketing platform for sponsors. The greatest road race on earth continues to “It is especially pleasing to see the commitment from all the leading teams and manufacturers, who clearly attract the leading teams and manufacturers. TT & Motorsport Development Manager Paul Phillips commented: “Despite the global economic downturn, the Isle of Man TT has attracted an incredible entry for 2013 in all classes. It is a testament to the TT‘s enduring appeal that, while many other events are seeing their entry numbers and quality reduce, we are having to turn people away with entries oversubscribed for the majority of our races.”

see the TT as a genuine global marketing platform for their sponsors. Meanwhile the interest from talented solo newcomers from around the world, and the mass influx of new sidecar crews, means that the TT’s sporting foundations are stronger than ever over 100 years on from the first running of this amazing event”.

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TT2013 - Who to watch

with Milky Quayle

Local Legend Milky Quayle is a former TT and MGP winner. As a young lad he dreamed of taking part in the greatest road race in the world, as a man... he won it. Very few of us have the tenacity, resolve and character to fulfil our dreams, let alone the bottle to chase them in excess of 180mph. Nutter.

John McGuiness

Josh Brooks

Cameron Donald

Michael Dunlop

Conor Cummins

Michael Rutter

Gary Johnson

William Dunlop

Bruce Anstey

Guy Martin

The 2nd most successful rider of all time, still the man to beat and everyone is chasing him. If the opposition ups their game, John ups his... simple. Phenomenal.

Awesome. The Australian is riding for Wilson Craig Honda whom he‘s ridden with for the last few years. Very settled and familiar with his bike and team. Desperate to win the big title again.

Team mate to Guy Martin riding a Tyco Suzuki. Riding his first TT, making the transition from short circuit to road. If he gets to grips with the course he could be taking honours in years to come.

Youngest ever TT winner, just signed for Works Honda (TT legends). An aggressive rider and definite top 3 contender. Really gunning for the Superbike title.

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Local Man. New bike and new team which will suit Conor as it‘s a bit bigger that the Suzuki he road last year. One of the fastest ever around the TT course.

Previous TT winner riding the Italian MV-Augusta for the mechanical genius Jack Valentine. Might be the dark horse in the 600 race with this unknown package.

A winner last year. A very laid back, almost sedated speed freak. Super fast… mature, multi race winner… if he gets out of the right side of bed he can win.

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Another incredibly talented and experienced rider - back on the factory Honda after a few years on private teams so expect fireworks. Carrying an injury from pre-season testing so fitness might play a part.

Hailing from the smaller capacity bikes where corner speed is essential, therefore on the slower 600cc this will pay dividends. One to watch for the supersport for sure.

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Why watch? Whilst we had Milky’s attention, we asked him to explain to the lay person why he refers to the Isle of Man TT as the greatest road race in the world, it’s quite a statement. “The TT is unique. It’s the fastest, hardest, longest and most dangerous road race on the planet. Why? You’re racing in excess of 200mph on public roads skimming inches away from lamposts, telephone boxes, manhole covers, hedges and pot holes... what feels like a bump at 30mph feels like Mount Everest at 200mph. Here’s a perspective; you are about to, or have just taken off with Citywing at 80mph. You will cruise through clear airspace with no obstacles at roughly 240mph. Riders now exceed 200mph, not far off what you will be travelling at... imagine that on a road just a few metres across with all the obstacles mentioned above. I can only describe it as hanging on to an Exocet Missile, cliché? No... utterly true. The mental focus required to navigate the 37 and ¾ mile Mountain Course is also exhausting. If Roger Federer loses concentration and serves long or into the net he just serves again, if we lose focus it’s game, set and match, they are no safety run off areas for miles; instant life dependent decisions have to be made every second for almost 2 hours and up to 226.5 miles. The TT is also a time trial so you’re not racing the other 40/50 riders on the start line, you literally have the track to yourself... your own personal race track, it really feels like that and it’s an amazing privilege. Flying through villages with 30mph restrictions has always felt illegal somehow! Everything is within touching distance which makes the experience intensely personal for both rider and spectator. As a spectator sport it’s unbeatable as we’re the width of a pavement or less away from you. It’s also the greatest free show in the world because you can watch wherever you want an nobody charges you a penny. It’s not sanitised like a short circuit (Silverstone, Donnington and Brands Hatch etc...) It’s real, incredibly real and it’s amazing, if you haven’t experienced the Isle of Man TT before you will be completely hooked!”

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fter surviving a high speed crash, Milky retired from competitive racing and is now a fiercly proud brand ambassador for the Isle of Man TT, working tirelessly to promote the event on a global stage making it the world-class event it has always been.

Professionalism and safety are naturally high on Milky’s agenda and he puts his extensive knowledge to great use by coaching newcomers on the intricacies of navigating the formidable mountain course. Milky now lives a slightly slower paced life as a family and business man, managing an innovative Smartcar Hire company he launched in 2010. If you’re looking for a smart way to see the Isle of Man race over to www.smarthireiom.co.uk. Please drive carefully of course!

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Crossroads Care is the big 25 this year and celebrates being the leading charity for carers on the Island for a quarter of a century Citywing are supporting the charity in its special year by providing 25 Business Select tickets to use for fundraising during the year.

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in 5 people will become a carer at least once. Are you ready to become one of the 3 in 5? Anyone can become a carer at any time, all it takes is for a family member or loved one to be diagnosed with an illness, have an accident or simply succumb to the infirmities of age. Looking after someone with a disability or serious illness can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Many carers can lose their identity, especially when you have to give up your job or activities – the things that make you you! Crossroads’ service is about giving time, improving the lives of carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from caring. As the only local provider whose main focus is on the carer, they provide to all carers and individuals with care needs, no matter what their disability or illness, or age. As Crossroads approach their 25th anniversary they are reminding us that it is important to be prepared to become a carer, as it is a real possibility for us all. For more information about the charity’s services or if you are prepared to invest – interest, time or funds - so the charity can continue its service to meet the needs of our local carers visit www.crossroadsiom.org.

Anyone can become a carer at any time, all it takes is for a family member or loved one to be diagnosed with an illness, have an accident or simply succumb to the infirmities of age. As this is a real possibility for us all, are you prepared to care? Read the 25 facts about Crossroads on our website.

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Anglesey. The great outdoors and indoors!

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nglesey is a place where you can get away from it all. Relax, kick back and enjoy the hospitality and lose yourself in the island’s winding lanes or on its spectacular coastline. There‘s plenty to do for all the family with events, attractions and outdoor activities all set in stunning scenery.

With such a variety of great attractions for all the family, the question is not what to do but where to start! Whatever the season, whatever the weather, you’ll always find something to do on Anglesey. Anglesey plays host to an enviable year-round programme of events, so whenever you choose to visit, there’s bound to be something going on. We‘ll be covering Anglesey and all it has to offer in our next issue but we just had to mention some great events about to take place.

Thundersprint

The Thundersprint Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of classic and modern machines attracting riders from all over the world. Spectator Admission £10 Including Free Parking. Sun 21 April 2013 | 9am-4pm. For more information please see website: www.thundersprint.com

Beaumaris Festival

The Festival covers classical music, jazz, talks, theatrical events, poetry readings and art exhibitions and competitions. Various venues and locations in Beaumaris. Fri 24 May 2013 - Wed 29 May 2013. For more information please see website: www.beaumarisfestival.com

2013 Walking & Outdoor Festival Exciting challenges including the Coastal Footpath and Holy Island Challenge. • Prehistoric, Industrial and Genealogy Trails • Walks accessible to all • Evening Events • Family and Wildlife Events • Themed and specialist guided walks • Lover’s Walk • Numerous Cycling Events May 25 - June 7 2013 Tel: 01248 725 700 www.angleseywalkingfestival.com

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Tenors Unlimited gaiety theatre | April 13 £20.00 - VIP £60.00 & Rear Stalls £18.00 PLEASE CALL 01624 600555 for VIP Tickets Tenors UnLimited, also known as The Rat Pack of Opera, are excited to bring their 10th anniversary tour to the Isle of Man. Combining opera classics and modern favourites along with their own compositions gives you a show unlike any other.

Ruby Wax - Out of her mind gaiety theatre | April 12 All Tickets £25.50 Ruby discusses the toxins of our time - envy, fame, television, the insatiable drive to win, getting rich, getting the perfect body, marriage, kids, career and staying busy while looking like you‘re having a nice day.

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Adam Ant & The Good Villa Marina, Royal Hall | 19 April 2013 Tickets £26.00 (£29 on the door) For almost two years in the 1980‘s, Adam and the Ants dominated the charts, with their second album, Kings of the Wild Frontier, charting for 66 consecutive weeks. In 2010, Adam built up a new band, and embarked upon the sell-out Blueback Hussar Tour. Join them for an evening of Ant hits and much more. Big wheel Blues - Festival Villa Marina, Promenade Suite | 10 -11 May 2013 £20 per night. No concessions Blues Music Festival, two ‘ticket only‘ evening concerts 10th & 11th May. Two free stages in the daytime. Plus free daytime entertainment in the Villa Marina Gardens. Al murray Villa Marina, Royal Hall | 17 May 2013 All Tickets £25.50 Al Murray – The Only Way Is Epic at the Villa Marina. Broken Britain may be staring into the bottom of an empty pint glass, but don’t lose hope because Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, is back to fill it up again with a brand new show of epic proportions.

”If we had no rules where would we be? France! If we had too many rules where would we be? Germany!“

“It’s wickedly witty stuff, and the knowledge that Murray is in fact a staunch, rather highborn Europhile with an MA in modern history makes this outwardly boorish satire on British provincialism more seductive still.” Mark Monahan, The Daily Telegraph

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Gigs to note

Belfast Odyssey Arena

NewcastleGateshead

Alfie Boe Sun 14 April 2013

Evolution - Festival | NewcastleGateshead Venue - The Sage Gateshead Evolution Festival returns to the North East on May Bank Holiday Weekend, Sun 26 and Mon 27 May with another outstanding lineup featuring the most influential and exciting names in popular music right now, headlined by Paloma Faith and The Vaccines. Fake Festivals - Festival | North Shields Venue - Percy Park RFC Pitch Now in its seventh year, the Fake Festivals tour will be calling at Percy Park Rugby Club for a second time bringing with it performances from some of the best and internationally acclaimed tribute bands in the world. From: 4 May 2013 To 4 May 2013. Gateshead International Jazz Festival Venue - The Sage Gateshead The largest UK festival held under one roof, headline acts include the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Lighthouse, Phronesis, Christine Tobin, Ruby Turner and The Brand New Heavies. Fri 5th - Sun 7th.

Olly Murs Wed 3 Apr 2013 - Thu 4 Apr 2013

Eric Clapton Fri 10 May 2013 Meat Loaf Tue 14 May 2013 Journey & Whitesnake plus special guests Thunder Thu 16 May 2013 Alicia Keys Tue 21 May 2013 Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure World Tour 2013 Sat 25 May 2013 For booking information, please visit: www.odysseyarena.com

Cardiff International Arena

Meat Loaf - Concert Sun 21 Apr 2013

Blackpool

McFly - Concert Fri 10 May 2013

Alfie Boe - Concert Venue - Opera House 12 April 2013

The Big Reunion - Concert (FIVE, Liberty X & Atomic Kitten) Sun 12 May 2013

Simple Minds - Concert Venue - Opera House 19 April 2013

Leona Lewis - Concert Sun 12 May 2013

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Il Divo & Katherine Jenkins - Concert Thu 18 Apr 2013

For booking information, please visit: www.newcastlegateshead.com

Michael Ball (Both Sides Now) - Concert Venue - Opera House 26 April 2013

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Mark Knopfler - Concert Wed 22 May 2013 Eddie Izzard - Stand Up Wed 29- Thur 30 May 2013 For booking information, please visit: www.livenation.co.uk/cardiff

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Ideas that changed the face of travel forever. When intrepid British traveler Freya Stark visited remote parts of the Middle East, she carried pen and paper to take notes for her subsequent books. It was the mid-1900s, so she had no GPS device, no wrinkle-free, sun-protective clothing, and no app to aid her along the way.

In the decades since, these and other clever innovations have transformed travel in ways that Stark couldn’t have imagined but that tourists now take for granted. We’ve singled out a few innovations that have made discovering the world smoother, safer, healthier, or simply more fun. Consider the digital photography revolution. There’s no more running out of film or crossing your fingers for two weeks to find out whether you got the exposure right on your holiday snaps. Now you get instant gratification of checking each shot in the moment—then sharing it immediately with friends back home through a quick upload to social media sites. E-TICKETS Airlines started issuing electronic tickets in the mid 1990’s, followed by online check-in and self-service kiosks. The paper version was “retired” by the International Air Transport Association in 2008, and the agony of a lost ticket became a relic of the past. In-Flight Entertainment Watching a movie on board elicits no neck strain with individual seatback screens— first introduced in the 1980’s, even for economy passengers In-flight Entertainment Systems keep you entertained for hours. Various channels of the latest movies, TV and music videos, and a wide selection of audio entertainment.

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Mobile phone Developed in 1973, the mobile by Motorola was almost the size of a brick, but its many smaller and smarter successors have made it possible to stay in touch anywhere in the world. Since you woke up this morning, how many times have you reached for your mobile phone to perform an entire range of tasks— banking , email, texting, watching news, making a call or booking your citywing ticket? It‘s not all bad then.


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IN-FLIGHT MEALS

The first boxed meal was created for Continental Airlines in 1978 by Harvey Alpert and his company, Oakfield Farms Solutions. It consisted of cheese, crackers, raisins, a chocolate bar, a napkin, and a knife, all shrink-wrapped in a wooden box—and it was free!

ONLINE TRIP ADVICE

Everyone’s a critic. With TripAdvisor, founded by Stephen Kaufer in 2000, a forum of anonymous rants and raves from fellow travelers lets you read real, unedited hotel and restaurant reviews and see candid photos. Love it or hate it, you’ve most probably used it!

FOAM EAR PLUGS. Anyone sitting near a colicky baby on a flight just had to suck it up until 1972, when the Cabot Corporation’s Ross Gardner introduced this sleep-saving tool, which expands in the ear canal to block out noise.

GPS Paper maps (which, once unfurled, never, ever got refolded properly) have been largely replaced by the Global Positioning System, which uses satellites to track where you are on earth. Developed in 1978 for the U.S. Department of Defense, it can geo-tag a photo with a GPS camera or help a rental car locate a hole-in-the-wall restaurant

DIGITAL CAMERAS Travel photography used to mean running out of film, waiting for Fotomat to develop your pictures, and finding out too late what shots you missed. In 1975, the world’s first prototype, from Eastman Kodak engineer Steve Sasson, offered the instant gratification of sharing photos when and where they were taken.

THE SMOKING BAN

United Airlines was the first carrier to offer separate smoking and nonsmoking sections in 1971, but it took 17 more years for the U.S. government to prohibit smoking on short domestic flights. Over protests from the tobacco lobby, Congress finally banned it on all flights to or from the United States in 2000.

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An idea that won’t change anything. THE PILLOWIG Just as the name implies, this travel gadget is a fusion between a pillow and a wig. It’s a pillow that is worn on the head. The pillow is attached to a cap that fits securely around the top of the skull. Some of these fasten under the chin. You’ll definitely draw the attention of others. You can sleep in the airplane, in the airport or anywhere. However, with so many security issues going on at airports, you may find yourself in line for a special screening.

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New Chamber of Commerce chief announced

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he Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Jane Dellar has been appointed as the Chamber’s new Chief Executive, effective from 1st March, taking over from Mike Hennessy.

Managing Director of the Economic Development Board. She relocated back to the Isle of Man 3 years ago and operates a consultancy service for company directors. “My career has mostly been in finance, but I am also in the process of launching the Coffee Exchange in Athol Street at the end of March with broadcaster Stuart Peters, which has given me a real hands-on understanding of the challenges facing anyone starting a new business from scratch in 2013.”

Ms Dellar said “business will clearly be the fundamental engine of growth for the Manx economy and I am honoured to be joining Chamber at this time to help provide tangible support for members during these increasingly challenging times and Chambers continuous development as the island’s premier business lobby group. The Chamber of Commerce is a vital interface between government and the private sector and works tirelessly to ensure that enterprise is encouraged and hard work rewarded. our role is to provide a voice across all business sectors

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large and small, from corner-shop retailers to the largest multinational financial institutions”. ms dellar previously headed isle of Man Finance for the Treasury before moving to Bahrain as

Chamber of Commerce President Mike Shaw said “after a rigorous selection process, for which the high quality of candidates was a reassurance to the interviewing panel, we are confident that our final selection will soon be able to put her personal stamp on this, at times, complex role. I am certain Jane will make a positive and dynamic contribution to Chamber and the Island’s development.”

Manx Aerospace firm sign agreement

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ANX Engineers, a leading supplier of precision machined parts to the aerospace industry, has signed a long term agreement with a major company. The company, based in Gladstone Business Park, Ramsey, will supply the UK and US based landing gear and aerospace hydraulics design and manufacturing specialist APPH Ltd, with precision machined parts for incorporation into their landing gear systems. The agreement was signed at the Department of Economic Development’s office at St George’s Court last week. Manx Engineers director Bob Ringham said: ‘This long term agreement gives Manx the forward visibility to invest in additional equipment and staff training in line with our continuous improvement process and complements our long term growth plans.’

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Shaun Mullarkey, APPH’s head of supply chain, said: ‘Manx have demonstrated that they can meet our exacting requirements and we look forward to working with them in the future.’ Aerospace Cluster chairman Adrian Moore described the agreement as ‘aerospace engineering at its best’.


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Moore Stephens Isle of Man announces new Head of Aviation presence in the industry; it’s my job now to take it to the next level. We will continue to work closely on relevant projects with the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry who have done a fantastic job to date; it’s an exciting time to be involved in its continued expansion.”

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oore Stephens Isle of Man, leading providers of multi-sector accountancy, consultancy and wealth management services is pleased to announce the promotion of Grant Atchison to Head of Aviation. As part of his new role, Grant will attend key aviation conferences and events to further develop business opportunities with key stakeholders; recently he attended the International Corporate Jet Finance Conference. He joined Moore Stephens in 2007 as VAT

manager; in January 2012 he was invited to join the Board of Directors in Moore Stephens Trust Company Limited (“MSTC”). Previously a VAT and Customs officer for almost 15 years, he is well placed to provide guidance to clients on VAT and import/export matters. “I’m very pleased; this is a great opportunity to lead a fantastic team – I’m really looking forward to what the future holds for me as head of aviation,” said Grant, “Moore Stephens already has a real

For the best part of a decade, Moore Stephens Aviation has provided specialist aviation services including: EU VAT and Customs advice, corporate structuring, importation (both temporary and permanent), insurance brokerage and registration. An example of the efficiency with which the services can be executed, an aircraft importation carried out last month by Moore Stephens Aviation (ably supported by the experienced and long standing local airport agents, Island Aviation and Travel) resulted in the aircraft leaving the Island with relevant importation paperwork within just 50 minutes of arrival.

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Aerospace Cluster reaches 5 years as part of the North West Aerospace Alliance

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HE Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) recently reached its fifth anniversary as a member of the UK’s North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA). Laurence Skelly MHK who has the political responsibility for manufacturing within the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development said: ‘The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster supports virtually every current civil and defence aerospace project in the world, demonstrating the success that the cluster has enjoyed during its 5 year relationship with the North West Aerospace Alliance. As one of the leading industrial clusters in Europe, our relationship with the

North West Aerospace Alliance has been vital in driving the success of the Island’s aerospace manufacturing sector.’ Aerospace has been one of the Island’s economic success stories in recent years with the numbers employed among Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster members growing by over 30% over the past 8 years with the aerospace sector contribution to GDP growing by 25% during the same period. With order books looking healthy there are significant job opportunities within the sector for the foreseeable future. Nearly 400 new employees will be required by 2021 to meet the requirements of the industry.

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Manx Telecom roaming bolt-ons offer big savings for travellers

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anx Telecom customers no longer have to worry about roaming charges in the UK, Europe, USA and more with a range of new roaming bolt-ons that allows its Pay Monthly customers to pay the same as you would at home, for calls, texts and data when off the Island. Whether you’re travelling on business, off to the match, shopping, or taking in a show, there are bolt-on packages to suit everyone. Perfect for customers who just want to make calls home or call locally, send texts anywhere in the world or use data. There is also a bolt-on for customers who want to receive calls for free when in Europe, USA and elsewhere (it’s already free to receive calls in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands for Manx Telecom mobile customers). Customers simply opt in and out of the roaming bolt-ons that suit their usage before they travel or while they’re away, knowing that they will be charged the standard on-Island rate.

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or as little as £3.99 per month, the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland Talk’n’Text roaming bolt-on allows pay monthly customers to make calls home to the Isle of Man for 12p per minute or text anywhere in the world for just 10p per text. This will allow you to control your roaming costs and there’s no long contract, so you can opt-in and opt-out for a month whenever you wish. Roaming Bolt-Ons can be purchased before you travel or when you’re away. For further information on all of our roaming benefits and online ‘roaming bolt-on’ order form can be found here www.manxtelecom.com/roaming.

Keep your phone safe Losing your phone or having it stolen is traumatic at any time - but especially so if it happens while you are travelling. Here are some security tips: • Treat your mobile phone as you would your wallet and guard it accordingly. • Use the keypad lock, ideally set to automatically activate after five minutes of inactivity. • Make a note of your phone’s IMEI number which can usually be found printed behind the battery. If your mobile phone is stolen, Manx Telecom may be able to assist with blocking the phone and prevent it from being used. • Keep your mobile phone updated with the latest software version. Doing this could potentially increase your phone’s security. • Make a note of your phone’s IMEI number which can usually be found printed behind the battery. If your mobile phone is stolen, Manx Telecom may be able to assist with blocking the phone and prevent it from being used. • Keep your mobile phone updated with the latest software version. Doing this could potentially increase your phone’s security.

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Welcome to the Island’s fastest mobile network If you’re visiting the Isle of Man for the first time, Manx Telecom is delighted to welcome you to enjoy the Island’s best coverage and fastest 3G mobile broadband network. We are the Island’s main telecommunications operator for landlines, mobiles and internet services and our mobile broadband network provides super fast speeds and excellent coverage across the Island. As long as your mobile operator has a roaming agreement with Manx Telecom, you’ll be able to use your mobile while you’re here. We have roaming agreements with more than 300 international operators. Please check your operator’s website or literature to see if your SIM card will work on the Isle of Man. When you switch on your mobile on arrival you should select Manx Telecom’s network manually via your handset network settings - the display will usually read ‘Manx Telecom Mobile’, ‘Pronto GSM’ or ‘Manx’, although some Manx Telecom handsets may display ‘234-58’ or ‘UK-58’. To contact you, friends and family at home just need to dial your mobile number as normal. If you wish to use a Manx Telecom SIM card while on the Island, SIM packs are just £5 available from our store in Strand Street, Douglas or over 100 local agents around the Island. For more information, please visit:

www.manxtelecom.com, see in-store or call 01624 624 624.

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